Bob Davidson: Enough of your "help" already.
I seriously want Team USA to win the World Baseball Classic, but the horrible calls this "umpire" has made in our games against Japan and Mexico are too much.
First there was the way he jobbed Japan by calling Tsuyoshi Nishioka out for leaving early on a sacrifice fly when he didn't. Now, he just stole a home run from Mexico by not being able to tell that a ball hit the foul pole, and the rest of the umpires wouldn't even take a look at the baseball to check.
The level of umpiring in this tournament has been mediocre at best. Before 2009, there needs to be an agreement not only with the MLB umpires but with Japanese, Korean and Latin American umpires to get the best international umps on the field.